Maggie Robinson


Mar 1
2010
March Mudness

No, that’s not a typo. My dooryard is awash in mud, grit, ice, melted snow, unmelted snow and general yuck. We’ve had wacky weather lately and have lost power for long and short periods, resulting in two unpaid days off from school for me. I can’t decide what is worse—no hot bath or no computer access. Last week I reluctantly crawled out from under three blankets and drove around town to get warm, grab some tea at a take-out window (my hair was too hideous to go inside) and charge up my cellphone. There is no question if I traveled back in time to the Regency era, I would go insane.

Despite the iffy electricity lately, I’m close to getting finished with the revisions for Mistress by Midnight. And I’m giving away another ARC of Mistress by Mistake this month to someone who follows me on Twitter/has signed up for my newsletter! All you have to do is fill out the short form on the contest page and/or click on the Twitter button. If you’re already a subscriber/follower, you’re all set.

So, is Spring happening where you are? Tell me and make me jealous. What would you miss most if you traveled back in time?

5 comments to “March Mudness”

  1. Janga
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     · March 2nd, 2010 at 9:50 pm · Link

    It snowed in Georgia today. In March! That’s just wrong.
    I am desperate for 70 degree temps and sunshine and daffodils and tulips and forsythia and . . . I am spring deprived. ๐Ÿ™

    I missed the return blog last week, Maggie, but the cruise sounds like a resounding success. And I loved the pic!



  2. Irisheyes
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     · March 3rd, 2010 at 1:20 pm · Link

    It is pretty sad when the first site I click on in the morning is weather.com just to get excited when the 10-day forecast shows upper 30s. I’m thinking 70 degrees is a long way away, Janga. I’m hoping for 50. This is always my worst time of year. I’ve never been very patient to begin with but getting rid of the snow and being able to open windows seems like it is light years away. Sorry Maggie. LOL

    I believe the thing I would miss most if I traveled back in time would be modern bathroom facilities. I had a hard time adjusting to the KOAs when I camped 20 years ago. Good luck getting me to one of those today. I can pretty much do anything if I have to (especially when the DH guilts me with “do it for the kids”), but I’m not a happy camper. I like my bathroon smelling of Moonlight Path and a nice long hot shower.



  3. Maggie Robinson
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     · March 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm · Link

    LOL, Irish. I remember once stopping in a small state park with an outhouse in the woods. There was a huge spider in a web across the seat. I did NOT go to the bathroom.

    I’m fairly fastidious when it comes to personal hygiene–have got to have my morning bath or I’m grumpy. My husband, on the other hand, can go days w/o shaving or showering. He goes days without other things too when he’s in that mode. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Janga, snow in Georgia? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ We’re expecting some later today. Boo on that. I won’t see my bulbs for ages. Gah, I hate winter.



  4. Terrio
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     · March 4th, 2010 at 4:01 pm · Link

    I’ve always thought I was born a century or two later than I should have been. Now, I know I’m in the right time. Blessed electricity and running water (and a million other things.)

    We just had a tiny Nor’easter blow through Tuesday night, but other than bitter winds and lots of slush, it didn’t do much damage. I’ve heard we’re looking at sunshine and 60s over the weekend. I am beside myself excited!

    Fingers crossed and I hope I win! Usually I don’t care much about ARCs, but I’d really like to get my hands on this one sooner than later. ๐Ÿ˜‰



  5. Maggie Robinson
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     · March 5th, 2010 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Thanks, Ter. When I got that big box of red ARCs, I never thought they’d dwindle down so, LOL. I may not have one left for a keepsake for me at the end of the contests!

    Our best friends live in VA, and y’all have been pummeled this winter. It’s so warm here (comparatively) that a big ice fishing derby was canceled because the lakes are unsafe.